Common Problems With Commercial Flat Roofs

Commercial flat roofs are often designed with the idea that maintenance and repairs can be done easily. Flat roofs can be some the most energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing products for any commercial building. The only problem with flat roofs is that they often require a bit more maintenance than other types of roofing types. Working with a professional roofing contractor will make sure that you can spot some of the common problems with commercial flat roofs and fix them quickly. Here are some of the most common issues that we see with these roofs!

Ongoing Water Accumulation

Pooling water and problems with drainage can often lead to roofs that deteriorate prematurely. If water has nowhere to go, roofing membranes will continue to break down and this can eventually cause leaks inside your building. This issue can often be solved by adding tapered insulation systems that can help you shed water off of your roof.

Alligatoring or Cracking

Continuous exposure to the heat and sunlight can often crack the membrane and make it look like the skin of an alligator. Using a cool coating system can be an excellent way to protect this type of roofing. Coating a roof needs to be done regularly and this can help to save you money on your energy bills as well as protect the roofing membrane.

Damaged The Edges of Roof

A flat roof can often start to come up around the edges when it’s not draining properly. When there are issues with the flashing around the edge of a flat roof, this can often cause leaks to the internal structure of your commercial building. When water has a chance to run down into the structure of your roof or into the walls, this can cause a number of headaches related to mold, electrical damage and more. Rather than managing all of these issues with your commercial business, contacting a commercial roofing expert and making sure you have a contractor that can work with you is an important step to making sure you can have the best experience with your roof!

Contact us today if you are experiencing any of these issues with your roof or you need a reliable commercial roofing maintenance professional.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.